God powerfully revealed Himself through
His relationship with His chosen, the Jewish people. The history of the
Jewish people is objective evidence for the existence of the God of the
The mystery revealed is that the Good
News was for the Gentile as well as the Jew.
The people of God is made up of both
believing Jews and believing Gentiles: those who have believed on the Lord
Galatians, Romans, and Hebrews, for
example, were written to put all of this into proper perspective.
We are saved by grace through faith;
not by the law.
We are not called to be Pharisees or
Judaizers. We are called to be new creations in Christ.
Applying the Old Testament to the
New Testament Church